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African Businesses Face Ruin From Lockdowns

  • Continent lacks means to negate economic impact of coronavirus
  • McKinsey sees 100 million informal jobs in Africa at risk

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After 16 years of eking out a living as a small-scale builder, Misheck Woyo’s business came to an abrupt halt on March 27 when South Africa imposed a lockdown. Unable to pay rent and wages or even feed himself, he doesn’t know where to turn to for help.